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Frailty determinants in two long-term care settings: Assistant living facilities and home and community-based programs.

Authors
  • Tocchi, Christine1
  • McCorkle, Ruth2
  • Dixon, Jane2
  • 1 a Duke University School of Nursing , Durham , North Carolina , USA.
  • 2 b Yale University School of Nursing , West Haven , Connecticut , USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Home health care services quarterly
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
36
Issue
3-4
Pages
113–126
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/01621424.2016.1264342
PMID: 27901402
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

There is limited knowledge on differences in frailty among residents in assisted living facilities (ALF) and home and community-based services (HCBS). This study used a retrospective cross-sectional design to compare frailty determinants in two long-term care settings. The HCBS setting had a greater proportion of positive responses to 9 of 14 frailty indicators. The ALF setting had a greater proportion to only 2 of the 14 frailty indicators. The finding that the HCBS setting had a significantly greater proportion of participants with positive frailty indicators as compared to the ALF setting suggests the degree of frailty risk is different by health care setting.

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